This past week has been a busy week! I got the opportunity to do more than just the camp curriculum. To start, on Monday I enjoyed one of our many weekly programs and that was our Yoga Hike. We went on about a mile and half hike, and stopped along the way and did some yoga poses. Later that day, I assisted the Biological Science Technician with pulling invasive plants out of our meadows. This ended up being a tedious task because the plants were small and already had seeds that were ready to fall and disperse. I helped her with this task multiple times during the week. 

For the 4th of July, I got to work at an offsite event in a town nearby, Woodland Park, and advertise the monument among many local businesses in the area. It was a great experience to be able to do outreach, and very surprising to hear the number of people who have never heard of the Florissant Fossil Beds. On my lunch break, I was able to walk around and purchase local goods, and talk to other businesses. I did a similar event on Friday, where I went to the Farmers Market in Woodland Park and had a similar experience.

Outside of those fun events, I was able to use my time to clean and disinfect my work space. I continue to stock and get camp activities ready for the camp when they come back. Thanks for reading.

Written by Kevin Jauregui
Hello! Originally from Los Angeles, CA (closer to the West Side, Santa Monica area). I’ve always had a passion for rocks and the sciences since I was young. Collecting as many rocks as my parents would let me take into my luggage, always reading books and online articles about new discoveries. Pursued my Bachelors of Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz (go banana slugs!) in Earth Science, class of 2015. Since graduating, I’ve been working in childcare by teaching Physical Education, sports, and subject tutoring.